Regulation (page 6)

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    We have no national school board, and that’s a good thing

    Yuval Levin reminds National Review Online readers that the U.S. Department of Education does not function as a national school board. Last week, Joe Biden joined the bandwagon of Democrats (started by Elizabeth Warren this year) promising to name a public-school teacher to be Secretary of Education if…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on an omnibus alcohol regulation bill heading to the N.C. House floor. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal explains how the General Assembly’s school construction plan would be “faster, cheaper, better” than a statewide school bond.
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2019
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    Is It Time to Ban Bicycles?

    A modest proposal from Tyler Cowen in a recent blog post: Would urban bicycling pass an FDA test of “safe and effective”?  Furthermore, as a driver and pedestrian I observe cyclists breaking the law — most of all running red lights — at an alarming rate.  And surely…
    Jon Guze, July 6, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Leandro school funding lawsuit might be nearing a final resolution after 25 years in court. Terry Stoops discusses the most recent developments in the case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll hear highlights from legislative debates about fishing rules and lawsuits linked to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2019
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    YIMBYism as a national idea

    James Sutton writes for National Review Online about campaigns targeting restrictive zoning. YIMBYism is the ideology of “Yes in My Backyard.” Its advocates support urban development to bring down rents, among other benefits, and they’re primarily concerned with overly restrictive local zoning rules. But lately they’ve made some…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Despite disappointments on alcohol reform, lawmaker says, ‘We’re winning the battle’

    Carolina Journal Editor John Trump in his most recent article writes: N.C. lawmakers, one could argue, have had unprecedented success this legislative session in reforming the state’s archaic laws governing spirituous liquor.  Among the successes this past year, Trump writes, are: House Bill 99, which establishes Alcohol Law…
    Brenee Goforth, July 3, 2019
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    Provisional licenses are now law in Pennsylvania

    The N.C. Board of Funeral Service opposes a bill that would allow for provisional licenses for funeral directors here. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, the governor just signed a law allowing for provisional licenses across licensing boards.
    Jon Sanders, July 2, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the status of alcohol regulation reform bills in the N.C. General Assembly. The Daily Journal explains that state judges can consider recent guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court as they address a partisan gerrymandering case.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2019